We value our members of the academic community and we invite you to potentially be a part of the 2020 FPA Annual Conference.

What is Call for Papers?

The Journal of Financial Planning invites you to submit extended abstracts (1,000 to 1,500 words) of unpublished research papers on all topics of financial planning in consideration for presentation at the 2020 FPA Annual Conference, Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

A blind peer-review process will choose nine pieces of unpublished research to be presented in 15-minute time slots at the FPA Annual Conference. The research presentations will be co-sponsored with the Academy of Financial Services (AFS), and the chosen presenters will be eligible for two $500 cash prizes for the two best research presentations.

The winners of the best research at the 2019 FPA Annual Conference were Samantha Lamas, a behavioral researcher at Morningstar, for her presentation of “What Investors Value and What Advisers Think Investors Value,” which she co-authored with Ray Sin; and Andrew Scott, assistant professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota for his presentation of “Are Optimistic Investors Smarter and Alone?” which he co-authored with Miranda Reiter, Wendy Usrey, Shane Enete, and Martin Seay.

Details to Know

  • Call for Papers closes May 15
  • Submissions are free
  • We accept research on all aspects of financial planning
  • Researchers can submit the same research for consideration to both AFS and Call for Papers
  • Only one presenter from each of the nine abstracts selected will receive free registration to the FPA Annual Conference

Last year in Minneapolis, these sessions were standing-room only and were helpful for planners and academics to:

Learn what topics are at the forefront of financial planning research

Ask researchers questions

Provide valuable input that researchers can utilize in developing full research papers

Some of the research chosen has also subsequently been published in the Journal of Financial Planning after the conference.